Lots to Look Forward to in November

With Thanksgiving behind us and Halloween well on its way, we thought we’d let you know about the events we have planned for November. That way, you have lots of time to read the book for our monthly Story Planet Afterlight Book Club meeting and sharpen your colouring pencils for our upcoming Adult Colouring and Wine event. What fun!

Atomatons App Testing Session THIS SATURDAY
On Saturday, October 24th, join the Atomatons to do some lightning round app testing. Participants will work in small groups and test the created app for 30-45 minutes at a time. We’re looking for kids who can offer some creative feedback and have a blast experimenting with technology. The workshop runs from 10am-1pm. Contact Liz at liz@storyplanet.ca to get involved!

H is for Hawk

On November 4, our Story Planet Afterlight Book Club will be discussing the New York Times bestseller, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. In this sad, yet humorous memoir, Macdonald takes you on an incredibly emotional journey as she grieves the sudden death of her father while raising her new hawk, Mabel.

As always, everyone is welcome to join the Story Planet Afterlight Book Club. The meeting will be held at Story Planet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4. Follow this link to RSVP to our Meetup event page!

Mindfulness for Children and Families
We’re starting a 5-part mindfulness workshop for kids aged 6-8 and their families on November 14. During Breath In & Shine, clinical social worker Sara Marlowe will teach child-friendly mindfulness exercises for families to practice together at home to reduce stress and be able to better address strong feelings of anxiety, anger, and frustration.

This event will run on Saturdays from 2-3 p.m. from November 14 to December 12. The cost (which includes art materials, a mindfulness activity booklet, and a copy of the Sarah’s book, No Ordinary Apple: A Story about Eating Mindfully) of this workshop starts at $160 for one child and up to two parents.

Email info@mindfulfamilies.ca for more information and to register.

Adult Colouring and Wine
Good news! Colouring isn’t just for kids anymore! Join us for Adult Colouring and Wine at 7 p.m. on November 10 and reconnect with your creative side. We’ll have lots of colouring pages and art supplies, but you’re welcome to bring your own. We’ll also have lots of adult colouring books and supplies for sale if you feel inspired to make this into a regular hobby.

The cost of this event is pay-what-you-can and, as promised, we’ll be serving wine.

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to this event, email Naomi at naomi@storyplanet.ca.